The Trying to Conceive and Just Starting Out Primer

This is a "primer" created by Krista (Rudylover) and posted by Jennifer (Tigger062077). We made this as a source of information for the "newbies" who are afraid to ask a "silly question"...and for the "oldies" who have been doing this so long they've forgotten the basics.

If you want to reach us, you can reach Jennifer at tess_2k2@hotmail.com and Krista at rudylover_1999@yahoo.com.

Friday, August 12, 2005

ABBREVIATIONS LIST

1ww: 1 week wait

2ww: 2 Week Wait

AF: Aunt Flow (menstrual cycle)

AI:Artificial Insemination

ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT: Basal Body Temperature

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BD: Baby Dancing (love making)

BFN: Big Fat Negative (HPT result)

BFP: Big Fat Positive (HPT result)

BMS: Baby-Making Sex

BW: Bloodwork

BPT: Blood Pregnancy Test

BTW:By the Way

C:Cycle

CB:Cycle Buddy

CD:Cycle Day

CF:Cervical Fluid

CM:Cervical Mucus

D&C:Dilation & Currettage

D&E:Dilation & Evacuation

DB:Darling /Dear Boyfriend

DD: Darling/Dear Daughter

DF: Darling/Dear Fiance

DH: Darling/Dear Husband

DP: Days Past (also Dear Partner)

DPO: Days Past Ovulation

DS: Darling/Dear Son

DW: Darling/Dear Wife

Dx: Diagnosis

E2: Estradiol

EB,EMB: Endometrial Biopsy

ED: Every Day

EOD:Every Other Day

ENDO: Endometriosis

EPT: Early Pregnancy Test

EW: Egg White Consistency

FD: Fun Dancing (when not bd'ing)

FMOD: Future Mother of the Day

FMOW: Future Mother of the Week

FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GCT: Glucose Challenge Test

GP: General Practitioner

GTT: Glucose Tolerance Test

HCG: human chorionic gonadotropin(Pg Hormone)

H&HHappy and Healthy

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram

HTH: Hope this Helps

IF: Infertility

IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination

IM: Intra-muscular (Injections)

IVF: In Vitro Fertilization

JMO: Just my opinion

KWIM?:Know what I mean?

KWYM: Know what you mean

LAP: Laparoscopy

LOL: Laugh out Loud

LPD: Luteal Phase Defect

MC or m/c: miscarriage

MFIF: Male Factor Infertility

N/M: No message

NP: Nurse Practitioner/no problem

O: Ovulation

OB/GYN: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit

O/T:Off Topic

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCT: Post Coital Test

PG: Pregnant

PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome

POAS: Pee on a stick

PUPO: Pregnant until Proven otherwise

RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility Specialist)

SA: Semen Analysis

SI: Secondary Infertility

SO: Significant Other

STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease

TAB: Taking a Break

TIA: Thanks in Advance

TMI: Too much information

TRH: Thyroid-releasing Hormone

TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TTC: Trying to Conceive

US, u/s: Ultrasound

UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

WBC: White Blood Cells

Thanks to Amber (AMLedoux48) for putting together this list for us. You can reach her at littlefootledoux48@yahoo.com for a more permanent copy if you would like.